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Ben Carson’s change of clothes

Written By | Feb 11, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., February 10, 2016 — Yes, Dr. Ben Carson did travel home to Florida from Iowa for a fresh set of clothes. Given the Cruz Campaign’s tactics, and CNN’s complicity, it’s no surprise the doctor needed a long, hot shower.

Politics is a dirty business. “If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen,” goes the saying. Or, “It isn’t bean-bags.”

Enter one moral and upstanding citizen candidate. Follow him as he traverses the nation, writes books on United States governance and history and establishes reading rooms in schools throughout the country. Believe in him and in our country’s forbearance for new ideas, democracy and the rule of law. Trust that a good candidate, well and truly citizen-based and funded, can prevail.

Or, return to business as usual. The one with the biggest—well, you know—is the winner, be that person a man or woman. You catch my drift here. Shh! Children are about!

Why is Dr. Carson dismissed by mainstream media as an Invisible Man?

Years ago, the nation sent another quiet intellectual packing—Adlai Stevenson. Which just goes to show even some Democrats can be too smart and thoughtful for the electorate to embrace. Congratulations. The dumbing down of our schools and media-driven society has finally brought us to the promised land.

And what does the promised land look like? It’s life lived in short sound bites, big derrieres and loud voices. It’s tabloid journalism except these days the standards have slipped even for the so-called “legitimate” press.

Political correctness, Carson’s primary target, has brought us to this place of “no-speak.” Those who dare to speak the truth, quietly and openly, are marginalized and kicked to the curb by a society too contemporary and self-important to pause to listen.

Ben Carson’s still in the race. There’s still time to listen to reason.

America? Are you there anymore?

Karen Hagestad Cacy

Karen Hagestad Cacy, of Colorado Springs, is a former Washington speechwriter and transportation lobbyist. Raised in Portland, Oregon, she holds a BA degree in Russian and Middle East Studies from Portland State University (and American University in Cairo.) Her four novels are available on She is also the author of two plays.